Blueberries

With a blackish blue skin, tinged with a white gloss, blueberries are sweet, small and spherical with a flared “crown” at the end. Pale greenish at first, the berries turn reddish-purple, and finally, blue or dark purple on ripening.

Nutritional Value
  • Low in calories and sodium and naturally free of fat and cholesterol.
  • Good source of vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
  • A great source of beneficial antioxidants – anthocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Selection and Storage Tips
  • Select plump blueberries that are firm, dry and have glossy smooth skins.
  • Avoid berries that are soft, mouldy, shrivelled or have decay.
  • Keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks in their original packaging or covered bowl or container.
  • Wash berries only when ready to consume.
  • Freeze the berries for a prolonged shelf life.
Serving Ideas
  • Enjoy fresh as a healthy snack or sweet treat after your meal.
  • Use as garnishes to desserts, cereal mixes or beverages.
  • Makes delicious muffins and cupcakes.
  • Serves as a sauce base for desserts or grilled meats.
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Did You Know?

Fresh chicken should look plump and rosy. If it’s wrapped in a bag, check the package carefully to make sure there is not too much blood in it and the flesh is not bruised or torn. Make sure the skin is intact as this will flavour and protect the meat during cooking!